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July 30 2012

Ruchill Hospital water tower to be saved
Scottish Enterprise have applied for listed building consent to undertake repair work to the ornate Ruchill water tower, a grade A landmark in north Glasgow which contains a B listed staircase.

Prepared by Hurd Rolland architects this will entail internal and external conservation and repair works - as well as the implementation of a lighting installation for the 40m tower.

The tower, designed in 1892,  is composed predominantly of brick from a rusticated sandstone base and rising to an octagonal tower with pyramidal rood, drum of columns, cupola with foliage top and a finial.

It follows the controversial approval of demolition works to the remainder of the former hospital estate, including a number of C listed structures after repair work was deemed to be unviable.
Plans for the residential led regeneration of the estate fell through
Plans for the residential led regeneration of the estate fell through

1 Comment

J Shearer
#1 Posted by J Shearer on 3 Jan 2013 at 17:05 PM
Worked there for over thirty years-pleased it is being preserved

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